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Old man's war
John Scalzi
Adult Fiction SCALZI

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Barbara G said:
Scalzi's style reminds me of Lois McMaster Bujold's. I really like how he writes his characters, and the action is a lot of fun too!
posted May 14, 2006 at 4:30PM
Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
The Colonial Defense Force recruits its soldiers from among the old and retired. They take people with decades of life experience and give them a new life as super soldiers fighting for humanity's survival. John Perry discovers just what this means when he joins up on his 75th birthday. A great action adventure that includes many clever, funny, and poignant moments. Just won the Campbell Award for best new writer in 2005.
posted Oct 4, 2006 at 1:38PM
Linda B. said:
On his 75th birthday, John Perry joined the army. He chose to join, even knowing that he can never return to Earth, because he supposes that the Colonial Defense force has a way of retooling his body so that he will be young again. He finds comraderie with other recruits as they battle aliens for habitable planets in a crowded galaxy.
posted Dec 4, 2006 at 11:12AM
DarkSon said:
Science fiction at it’s best. Fast paced, fun ideas, and a wonderful sense of humor. Scalzi’s a lot of fun to read.
posted May 21, 2007 at 2:54PM
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main characters John Perry
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Age: 75
Widower
Retired advertisement writer; decides to join the Colonial Defense Forces who protect human interplanetary colonists; his mind is transferred to a new body with enhancements such as enormous strength and dexterity.
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